Boonville, MO January 8, 2012 – Boonslick Heartland YMCA has announced the selection of Matt Schneringer as the new Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director of the Boonslick Heartland YMCA. An extensive national search was conducted under the direction of the Y of the USA following the departure of Theresa Hendrix, who accepted a CEO postion in Shawnee, Okla. Schneringer's background previous to service in the Y includes a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science from Augustana College, service in the Army, and a Master of Arts in Exercise Physiology from Minnesota State University. Schneringer served as Associate Executive Director of the Marshall, Minn. YMCA. He then moved on to serve as the CEO of the Osage Prairie YMCA in Nevada, Mo. While there, Matt provided strong leadership by improving the financial health of the organization, opening a new pool and growing membership and programs. After leaving Nevada, Matt became the CEO of the YMCA of the Northwoods in Rhinelander, Wisc. He set the stage to improve the fiscal health of the organization, implementing a plan which increased membership while continually looking for ways to better serve the needs of the community. Board President Leigh Anne Reynolds stated, "On behalf of the Board of Directors, we are very excited to have Matt join us as the new CEO of the Boonslick Heartland YMCA. He is a seasoned veteran of the YMCA who will bring valuable knowledge and experience to our organization. His enthusiasm for the Y's mission and serving the community with quality programs will be a great asset to the Boonslick area." Matt and his wife, Jennifer, have three children: Adam (11), Kate (8), and Caleb (6). He will begin work at the Y on Monday, February 4th. About Boonslick Heartland YMCA: Focusing on the areas of Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility, the YMCA provides vital programs that help improve lives, connect families, and strengthen the fabric of the community. Find out more about the Y at www.boonslickheartlandymca.org, or phone (660) 882-8500.